Junior Ranger Day 2018
Celebrate Junior Ranger Day with special activities for all ages. Participate and earn a free patch!
Drop into this Native American cultural celebration to learn a craft, hear traditional drumming, and participate in a cultural blessing.
Dark Sky Festival
Share your passion for the night sky! Join us for the 2018 Dark Sky Festival, hosted in partnership with the Sequoia Parks Conservancy.
Join a ranger to explore sequoia groves, take a moonlight walk, or climb Moro Rock. Learn about bears and other mountain wildlife at visitor center talks. And if you're staying in a campground, stop by the amphitheater for a campfire program. Walks, talks, activities, and evening programs are free and open to the public. Programs are offered by both National Park Service rangers and Sequoia Parks Conservancy naturalists. We invite you to join us!
Most programs are scheduled in summer from Memorial Day (late-May) through Labor Day (early September). When you arrive, check visitor centers and bulletin boards in each area for program details.
Ranger-Led Interpretive Programs
We offer regularly scheduled programs from Memorial Day (late May) to Labor Day (early September). Limited programming is offered during other times of the year, depending on availability of staff. Ranger programs will be advertised on our online calendar. Visitor centers will post details and may list additional programs.
Regularly-scheduled programs may occasionally be canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. Please check at local visitor centers for current program line-ups.
Sequoia National Park
Foothills Feature Talk most Mondays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 10:00 or 11:00 am
Investigation Station Touch Table most Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 pm
Evening Program at Potwisha Campground most Saturdays, various times
Lodgepole/Giant Forest Programs
Giant Sequoia Talk at 11:00 am, everyday
Sherman Tree Talk at 1:00 pm, every Saturday and Sunday
Naturalist Knapsack Talk at 12:00 pm, every Saturday and Sunday
Realm of the Giants Hike at 2:00 pm, every Saturday and Sunday
Kings Canyon National Park
Grant Grove Programs
Grant Tree Walk, various days
Big Trees Talk, various days
Cedar Grove Programs
Programs have ended for the season. Please check back next spring!
Sequoia Parks Conservancy Naturalist-Led Programs
Join our partner, the Sequoia Parks Conservancy (SPC), for a naturalist program.
Winter Snowshoe Walks
Our popular ranger-guided snowshoe walks are a great way to explore snowy trails. Snowshoe programs are usually offered from December - March, as long as there is at least 8 inches of snow on the ground. Walks are added to our online program calendar as soon as snow is deep enough. Visitor centers also post snowshoe walk schedules on bulletin boards. Check program announcements for details on how to make reservations to hold your spot.
Sequoia Parks Conservancy also offers naturalist-led winter snowshoe walks. Check their calendar for program offerings.
Last updated: April 1, 2018